Belau National Herbarium (BNM)
The establishment of the Natural History Section has provided an opportunity to acquire old plant specimen collections from the former Division of Conservation and Entomology. Belau National Museum is an important archive of valuable scientific natural history specimens including 5000 herbaria specimens, a pinned insect collection, and a newly acquired marine mollusk (sea shell) collection. The museum's archives of specimens and literature are an important national resource for the support of educational, cultural and conservation programs. In this context, the mission of the Natural History Section is to collect, identify, catalog, preserve and educate the public about the terrestrial biological diversity of Palau with special emphasis on plants and animals that have cultural significance. The Natural History Section has several staff including Ann Kitalong (biologist), Soleh Hanser, and Alan R. Olsen, entomologist.
Contacts: Ann Kitalong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 January 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Rights Holder: Belau National Museum
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
Palau National Herbarium
Belau National Museum
PO Box 666
Koror, Koror 96940
Republic of Palau
Development of the Consortium of Pacific Herbaria and several of the specimen databases have been supported by National Science Foundation Grants (BRC 1057303, ADBC 1304924 and ADBC1115116). Data Usage Policy. Continued support provided by the Symbiota Support Hub, a domain of iDigBio (NSF Award #2027654). Copyright 2015 University of Hawai‘i.